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March 18th, 2012 08:56 PM #11
I don't think Orion is popular at all! I like it much better than Jupiter with Galileo. I actually really like Galileo too, but not for myself.
How about another persons name, like Galileo?
Thales -- He understood that the earth was round, and that the moon was lit by light reflecting from the sun.
Ptolemy -- Ptolemy Claudius was the last great Alexandrian astronomer. Refined the system of planetary motion developed by Hipparchus, which had Earth at the center of the universe, known as the “Ptolemaic System”.
Giovanni (Domenico Cassini)-- Italian-born French astronomer. He was also know as Jean Dominique and was the first director of the Royal Observatory in Paris. He discovered four of Saturn's moons (Dione, Rhea, Lapetus, and Tethys) and the major gap in its rings.
Or, I loved the constellation name suggestion:
Some star names:
I also remember that you were thinking about Da Vinci. Are you still thinking about that because I really liked it and think it would sound good with Galileo. Or maybe you want some other inventors that weren't necessarily astronomers? Or maybe an artist like Donatello? If so, I'll be happy to come back with some more names for you. I love these kind of names (historical and mythological are my favorite ^_^)
Hope I helped!
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March 18th, 2012 09:33 PM #13
What about Raphael (the painter) I think this has lots of style and pizzazz and Galileo and Raphael sound like great brothers!
If that is too common for your tastes have a look at this site http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/world/heavens.html
It has lots of information about astronomers etc and one name that I thought you may like is Petrus, which I presume is an old spelling of Peter meaning a rock.
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March 18th, 2012 10:11 PM #19Senior Member
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I adore extremely obscure names, sometimes for their obscurity alone. I think stylistically speaking Galileo and Jupiter are perfectly fitting. However, I don't see as much teasing potential with Galileo. Jupiter is so grand and obvious, a part of grammar school education at the same time teasing is at its peak. I do remember in Baby Wizard's first publication, she supposed that Jupiter wasn't too far-fetched. You might enjoy going back to read exactly what she said...As out of the box as I am, I wasn't quite convinced and still not. I do respect your naming taste and wish you the best in your quest. There's always the real chance that Jupiter will love his naming story so much the teasing won't matter. Also, you are following a general rule of thumb I hold myself to. DO NOT settle on baby #2 and beyond. Whatever naming style you establish, at the very least equal it, and ideally make it even more of a statement, with #2. You're there! LOL